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Southern Fried Squash Fritters

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These simple Southern Fried Squash Fritters are basically like pancakes or what I like to call fritters that are cooked from grated yellow squash. Everyone seems to love these every time I make them, so I decided to share my recipe with you.

Fried Squash Fritters

Squash Fritters Made From Abundance of Squash

For people who love to garden and love fresh vegetables out of the garden, there is no better time than Summertime. Summertime is a time for growing your vegetables and one of the most beloved vegetables is the squash.

One of the problems once squash becomes available is what to do with it. You can only eat it stewed, sautéed, and fried so many times before you become tired of it. That is where this Fried Squash Fritter recipe comes into play.

This is a spin on regular ole-fried squash. You are grating the squash, adding flour, egg, salt, and pepper, then you are frying them in patties.

Sounds good right? For the full-on recipe, drop it down below. You can also print it out for your recipe binder if you want. Don’t forget to watch our video of us showing you how we made it.

If I am not using summer squash to make this awesome recipe here, I also love to make this Bacon Herb-Roasted Summer Squash Recipe. The flavors of the bacon and Balsamic Vinegar meld so well together.

Yield: 10 fritters

Fried Squash Fritters

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Yellow Squash is a staple in many southern gardens. As summertime moves on, it is hard to find other ways to prepare it that you have not already tried or done. This is a spin on one of my favorite ways to have squash, fried. Try these Fried Squash Fritters and see if you don't love them too.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 2 cups Yellow squash, finley grated, Make sure to wash them first and drain them well. You may also squeeze the squash to get excess moisture out.
  • 1 medium Onion finely chopped
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
  • Vegtable/canola Vegtable or Canola oil, enough to fill 1/2 inch of the bottom of a frying pan


  1. In a large bowl, combine grated yellow squash, chopped onion, beaten egg, salt, and pepper.
  2. Mix well
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. In a large skillet or frying pan, add in 1/2 inch of vegetable or canola oil and heat on medium to medium-high heat.
  5. Using a tablespoon or an ice cream scooper, drop batter into the hot oil.
  6. Cook time will be about 3 minutes per side or until they are golden brown.
  7. Drain the patties on a paper towel or a draining rack once done.
  8. Now they are ready to eat! Serve them with a side of ranch dressing to dip them in.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 grams

Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Dan Bishop

Friday 28th of June 2024

Tried them last night Ronnie. They were pretty good. I got my oil a little too hot. Will make again. Still enjoyed the taste of the squash. Had them with fresh tomatoes, onions, and potatoes cooked with a roast.

Ronnie Williams

Thursday 4th of July 2024

Glad to hear Dan!

Bj Williams

Wednesday 15th of May 2024

I don't put Anykind of Onions in Anything! Very Good!

Ronnie Williams

Thursday 16th of May 2024

Hey BJ, Thanks for sharing. I know that food is subjective so I say adjust it to how you like it my friend. I was not a onion fan for the longest, then one day I started craving them. I am not sure why. Cook on brother! Ronnie

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